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Equipment Used Just One Day After Training

Equipment Used Just One Day After Training

Allamuchy Volunteer Fire Department in New Jersey received its vehicle stabilization and lifting equipment just in time to rescue a woman involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found a woman trapped in her vehicle, underneath a tractor trailer. The crew quickly removed the vehicle’s doors in order to provide emergency services to the patient, but had to lift the trailer to complete the rescue. Firefighters used the new equipment to stabilize and lift the tractor trailer and allow the vehicle to be removed from underneath it.

Within 30 minutes of arrival, firefighters extricated the patient and air lifted her to a local hospital.

“Covering several miles of a major highway will always keep us on our toes. We are a proactive volunteer department and do our best to prepare for the possibilities that could occur. The awarded equipment, and extensive training, has proved itself in saving a life.” –  Allamuchy Fire Department Assistant Chief, James Bessemer